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Tools in Action has a variety of “How To’s” articles to help make your life easier.  Some of these articles are simple projects around your home, while other articles are How To’s for power tools and more.  We have simple tips and about keeping your lawn green to other articles such as how to seal concrete.  We even have articles about snowblower tune ups.  If you take a look at our Power Tool Forum, there are a ton of How To’s by professionals and very savvy homeowners.  If you are not part of the Tools in Action Crew, head over to the forum.  There are so many great people who are willing and eager to lend a hand and help walk you through various projects.  Do you have a How To that you want to share?  You can either post it on the forum or contact us and let us know.  Who knows, maybe your work will be on Tools in Action for the whole world to see.

How to Check and Replace a Smoke Detector / CO Battery

Smoke and CO detectors need the battery replaced twice a year.  Most smoke detectors need to be replaced every 10 years and CO detectors may...

OneProjectCloser.com – How To Build A Concrete Patio

Ethan over at OneProjectCloser.com did a long write up on how to build a concrete patio.  It is not your normal write up, he...

How to Install a Chimney Cap

  Not too long ago we did a project about installing a Blaze King Fireplace which also required us to install a DuraVent liner.  This...

Water Leaks From Faulty Chimney Flashing.

We have heard quite a bit about water leaking in through roofs right around where the chimneys are in many homes. Because of all...

Get started right this season – Gasoline Engine Tips

Guys like gas power, the noise, the smell, the power, ahh spring! Unfortunately gas engines do not like to fire up after sitting for...

Thermostats – What You Need to Know

  Each year millions of people throw away money trying to heat or cool their homes.  There are a lot of great ideas and articles about...

How To Shop For Power Drills For New Users

When looking at any new power tools, whether it be a power drill or anything else, the first question you should ask yourself is...

Fireplaces – The Ins and Outs

There is nothing better than sitting in front of a fire on a cold winter day.  As you will discover there is more to...

Extreme Weather Means Extra Wear And Tear On Snow Blowers! Consider Doing A Mid...

With the extreme winter weather including record snowfall amounts in most of the USA this winter, I thought it would be a good idea...

How to Setup and Use Milwaukee One-Key Tools

Milwaukee just released a video on how to pair your One-Key tools to your phone and how to use the various features you gain...

How to Change Media in a Water Softener

Media or resin is what is inside your water softener to make it function correctly and produce soft water.  A water softener is a...

When To Replace Aging Roof Shingles

How are you supposed to know when it is time to replace aging roof shingles? The first thing to realize is replacing shingles depends...

Household Emergencies – What to do

There are many household emergencies that take place all the time in homes throughout the world. Knowing what to do can save us money,...

How to Create a Green Lawn

Well if you haven't been living under a rock, you know summer is here.  We thought now might be a great time to cover...

How To Chose The Right Adhesive

Some woodworkers don't spend much time thinking about adhesives until they don't work. But finding out a little bit more about different types of adhesives makes sense for...

How To Seal A Concrete Patio – Simple Weekend Project

  Spring came early this year so here is a simple project if you have a stamped concrete patio.  You need to seal your patio...

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